This Date in College Football Belt History – September 14

The 23rd ranked, 1-0 Baylor Bears & coach Grant Teaff traveled to Boulder to meet the 12th ranked 1-0 Colorado Buffaloes of coach Bill McCartney. Baylor’s QB J.J. Joe threw for 233 with a touchdown & PK Jeff Ireland hit 3 field goals, including a 35-yard kick in the final minute, as the Bears posted a 16-14 upset to claim The Belt for the first time.

This Date in College Football Belt History – September 13

The 24th ranked, 1-1 North Carolina State Wolfpack of coach Chuck Amato met the 3rd ranked, 2-0 Ohio State Buckeyes of coach Jim Tressel. These two teams battled for three overtimes before Ohio State retained The Belt with a 44-38 victory in the longest game in Belt history. Ohio State’s QB Craig Krenzel & North Carolina State’s All-ACC QB Phillip Rivers each threw 4 touchdown passes as the Wolfpack rallied from a 17-point deficit to force overtime before the Buckeyes’ defense finally stopped the rally in the final overtime.

Robinson Beats the Irish

Can we have a Mulligan, so that Crist actually plays the whole game? Clearly, Crist’s mysterious vision problem likely cost the Irish this game. After ND scored on an impressive opening drive and then thwarted UM’s first series with a 3 and out with about 7 minutes gone in the first quarter, Dayne Crist was standing on the sidelines from that point on until the start of the second half.

NFL Season Kickoff Updates

Tonight is the night football fans have waited for all summer. Thursday’s matchup between the Super Bowl Champion Saints and the Minnesota Vikings will have everyone glued to the tube. Before we get started, here are some quick updates from around the league…

Clemente’s Legacy Lives On Through Roberto’s Kids

Clemente’s Legacy Lives On Through Roberto’s Kids

Roberto Clemente’s life was cut short at the young age of 38 in a tragic aviation accident on December 31, 1972. Clemente was on his way to Nicaragua to deliver aid to earthquake victims. Many remember Clemente for being a tremendous baseball player; more importantly, he was a tremendous human being.

This Date in College Football Belt History – September 9

In the first ever Belt match-up, champion Nebraska traveled to Los Angeles as 21-point favorites to defeat the UCLA Bruins. The top-ranked Cornhuskers coached by Bob Devaney were riding a 32-game winning streak while UCLA was coming off a disappointing 1971 season with a record of 2-7-1 in Coach Pepper Rodgers first season.

NFL Season Preview: NFC West

The NFC West is definitely a tight division. However, these teams have a better chance at playing for a high draft slot instead of a playoff spot. There is quite a lot of rebuilding out west.